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Serious Side Effects

Some side effects of Rifadin may be signs of potentially serious problems, and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Dark urine
    • Light-colored stool
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Severe or bloody diarrhea
  • Red or purple spots on the skin
  • Swelling of any part of the body
  • Decrease in the amount of urine or in how often you urinate
  • Blood in the urine
  • Any unusual bleeding or unexplained bruising
  • Signs of an infection, such as:
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Body aches
  • Signs of anemia, such as:
    • Unusual weakness
    • Lack of energy
    • Pale skin
    • Lightheadedness
    • Feeling short of breath
  • Seeing or hearing things that are not real or losing touch with reality
  • Changes in your mood or behavior
  • Chest pain
  • Pain, warmth, or swelling in the lower leg
  • Severe headache
  • Difficulty walking or speaking
  • Seizures
  • Signs of an allergic reaction to Rifadin, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Blisters on the skin or in the mouth
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions while using the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Rifadin, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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